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Prostituded Child

Dwelling Bambi eyes
exposed by neon lights
with your slender girl’s physique
adulterated in its growth.

Served with spirits
to the shameless filth
that’s bubbling up
high after six.

Lashes still uncover a yearning
though your empty gut denies.

It’s so easy to accustom
to the bribes
that hook and wipe.

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Kindprostituee

bij me blijven bambi-ogen
uitvergroot bij neonlicht
en jouw iele meisjeslijfje
in de groei ontwricht

bij de drank geschonken
aan het drek
dat na zessen zonder gêne
bovenborrelt

nog onthullen wimpers hunker
maar de lege maag ontkent

je raakt hier snel vertrouwd
met afkoopgeld
dat wist en went

Poem published in Dutch in ""Op de ruïnes van een rijk", 2008
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Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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